Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How Evil Is Technology?

Michael Scott was "right."

As Michael pointed out, technology can only help us so much. During Season 4, he told us, "Business to business. The old-fashioned way. No Blackberries. No websites. I would like to see a website deliver baskets of food to people."

Several years after we first heard those words of wisdom, ABC World News Tonight just ran a story about a family whose GPS led it 800 miles astray into the desert, with no food and no cell phone service for three days:

Eight hundred miles? That's like a sixth of the country, right?

I wonder if the wife screamed at the husband for his mistake, only to have him get defensive and say "So we backtracked a tad" or "Pardon me, Ms. Perfect!"

Apparently, Americans aren't the only ones with worse senses of direction than T.J. Turner. Just a couple days ago, a bunch of Belgians traveled 800 miles in the wrong direction in France as the result of another GPS snafu. I guess it could have been worse. Driving into the desert or the South of France is still better than driving into a FUCKING LAKE.

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